Come and Explore the Best the Gulf of Mexico has to Offer

You’ll fish one of the finest fisheries in Florida and the World.  RumFish Charters offers a first-class offshore and Tarpon fishing experience with a highly proficient and superbly equipped 34’ Fountain center console tournament boat (with Triple 300 Mercury Verados) and two of the youngest and hardest working stars in the Tampa Bay fishing community, Captains Mathew and Mitchell Overton.  We offer a wide variety of charters from just five miles offshore all the way out to the world-famous Middle Grounds. We also book Tarpon and Kingfish trips.

You’ve probably seen our massive 33,000 gallon fish tank inside RumFish Grill featured on the hit TV Series, Tanked, on Animal Planet with our buddies Wayde King and Brett Raymer.  Our tanks showcase many of the species of fish you’ll catch in our Gulf waters.  Most of the fish we have stocked in our tanks have been caught sustainably by Matt, as well as our Outfitter – Captain Tim Kehoe, our Aquarium Curator – Zach Ostroff and other key members of the RumFish Pro Fishing Team.  Catching them is the easy part!  Keeping them alive and getting them safely back to our tanks is the real challenge.

We hope you visit one of our four RumFish Grill locations while visiting the Tampa Bay Area and fishing with us.  If you choose to bring your catch to our RumFish Grill Restaurant located on St. Pete Beach, one of our exceptional culinarians will uniquely prepare it fresh to your dinner plate while you enjoy seeing over 150 fish from 30 different species and shop for the coolest RumFish and Guy Harvey clothing and gear.

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The Boat

Fish in comfort aboard the RumFish Pro Fishing Team – 34’ Fountain center console boat powered with Triple 300 Mercury Verados.  We have brand new Simrad electronics to include three 17” EVO 3 touch-screens, Halo 4 radar, and 3D wide array hi-definition bottom finders powered by the latest technology in transducers.  We play Sirius/XM radio and weather all day despite being out of cell phone range.  We always have on board a satellite phone, a SPOT GPS tracking system, a VMS, and first-class USCG approved safety gear.  Because we are equipped with the best technology in the fishing industry today, aboard the RumFish Pro Fishing Team boat you’ll spend more time catching fish than traveling to spots and setting up.  This ultimate fish getter offers a fast, efficient, quiet and safe experience.  There is a bathroom on board for the ladies.

Charter Info

We offer a wide variety of charters from just five miles offshore all the way out to the world-famous Middle Grounds. We also charter for Tarpon and Kingfish seasonally. 

Our guest anglers get the benefit of over 20 years of family proven way-points. Over half of our hundreds of hot spots have been dived and spearfished with detailed records of fish and are exclusive to only a handful of people in our family.

The 34’ Fountain comfortably accommodates up to six anglers / guests.  We provide most everything you’ll need, including all fishing gear.  You will need to bring any Food & Beverage you wish to enjoy.  Don’t over-pack; “rub-on” sunscreen (no spray), a towel, some drinks & sandwiches, sunglasses and a desire to have a blast is all you really need.   Anything more will get in the way of a good time (literally).  Our Gulf of Mexico Reef and Pelagic licenses covers all six guests on board and all the legal sized and quantities of fish we bring back.  If you are a guest at TradeWinds Island Resorts, our Deli specializes in boxed lunches (for a fee).  We have a built-in cooler on board for you and we provide all the ice needed.

We will clean & fillet your fish and package it in bags of ice for transport. 

Charter Rates

NOTE: Rates Below Cover up to a Maximum of 6 Passengers

Charter Type  Time  Distance Price
3/4 Day Offshore 6 hours 15-25 miles Offshore $1000.00
Full Day Offshore – MOST POPULAR TRIP 8 hours 25-35 miles Offshore $1350.00
Extended Full Day Offshore 10 hours 35-45 miles Offshore $1700.00
Deep Water 12 – 15 hours 45-60+ miles Offshore $2000.00*
*plus customer pays for fuel      
NOTE: Prices are subject to change without notice

A 5% fee will be added to all amounts paid with a credit card

Cancellation Policy 

  • If you cancel your trip with more than 7 days notice – Full Refund, No charge
  • If you reschedule your trip within 7 days – $100 Rescheduling Fee
  • If you cancel your trip within 7 days – 50% of the trip cost will be charged
  • If you do NOT call and do NOT show, you will be charged the full amount of the charter booked
  • NOTE: Any cancellation due to weather conditions is at the sole discretion of the captain.

We also offer the following services:

  • Multi-boat group charters
  • Offshore bank closings
  • Corporate trips
  • Bachelor & bachelorette parties
  • Snorkeling and Private Island trips available

Crew Profile

Crew Profile:

Mathew and Mitchell Overton were born in St. Petersburg and raised on the Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico waters. They have tournament fished since they were young boys with their father Keith Overton, who is the President of TradeWinds Island Resorts. They have learned their skills under many of the best professional fishing guides the Tampa Bay area has to offer. Specializing in Reef Fish year round, Tarpon and Kingfish seasons book up quickly too and provide for some of the most exciting and best fighting catches you’ll ever experience.

Mathew and Mitchell are licensed captains and operate the 34’ Fountain center console boat & RumFish Pro Fishing Team operation. They’re working hard at catching fish for anglers of all skill levels. They are driven to get the best results and create the most fun possible. These guys love kids & families and know how to help them achieve success while having a blast together, regardless of their experience level. They’ll also work alongside the most skilled anglers to plan any customized fishing trip desired. The willingness to serve our guests on board the Team RumFish tournament boat is as evident as it is inside our Outfitter’s Store, RumFish Grill Restaurants and at TradeWinds Island Resorts.


What People are Saying…

“What a great day fishing! Mitch and his crew were so great with us and knew where the spots were for some great fishing. They were very personable and really good baiting our lines and telling some great stories. After we were finished Mitch and his crew cleaned all of our fish and had it ready for cooking! The boat was so nice and comfortable and the perfect size for the six of us. Our 14 year old said it was the best day he ever had!! We would all definitely recommend charting through these guys! Thank you for such a great day and experience!!”

Scott Hollingsworth – St. Pete Beach, FL